3 years of hands on OEM Generator Repair. Experience includes a variety of Stator & Rotor rewinds, Test & Inspections and General Maintenance on all Generator Models.
6 years of TAB Services engineer experience which includes but is not limited to Vibration Diagnosis, Balance and Alignment of a variety of Turbine Generator units.
Complete Generator Rotor rewind of a GE 900 MW Nuclear unit.
Several complete Generator Stator rewinds of a GE Frame 5 unit.
Several complete Generator Rotor rewinds of a GE Frame 5 unit and GE Frame 7 unit.
Repair / Rebuild of several different Hitachi Frame 5 Turbine / Generator’s.
Inspection & repair of 3 Westinghouse Generators damaged in shipping.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of over 400 GE Frame 5 units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of about 30 GE Frame 6 units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of over 200 GE Frame 7 units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of numerous GE steam Turbine sets
Vibration Checking & Balance of numerous different Westinghouse units.
Vibration Checking & Balance of numerous different Alstrom units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of several different Brush units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of several different Hitachi units.
Vibration Checking / Analysis & Balance of several different ABB units.
Electrical Testing of several different types of Generators.
Generator Stator Repair of an ABB Steam Turbine unit.
Load Gear Inspection & Repair for several different units.
Accessory Gear Inspections & Repair for several different units.
Installation of Several Plants with both new and used equipment.
GEARS, GENERATORS AND VIBRATION
job related training
Tab Services team
General Electric - Factory & Field Service Engineer - 1/85 - 9/87
Responsible for 11000 “Lynn GE” size Generators (up to 225 MW). Technical support for GE’s Generator Specialists working all repairs & inspections such as rewinds of Fields & Stators. Writing FMI’s, GEK’s & GEI’s. Factory support for new units & Field Balancing of new and old. Involved with the redesign of the Frames 5, 6 & 7 Generators. Responsible for the training of the International Generator Specialists. Training Instructor for the Generator Maintenance Seminar.
General Electric - Generator Specialist - 4/82 - 1/85
Worked for GETSCO as a Generator Specialist - maintained, repaired, modified and tested Generators around the world. Involved in several rewinds of rotors and stators. Assisted with the Engineering, Planning and Repair of the Frame 7 “End Loop Failure”. Rewrote the Gear Oil Leak handbook for Industrial Gears. Rewrote the alignment instructions for the GE Frame 6.
General Electric - Field Engineer - 1/80 - 4/82
Worked for GETSCO as a Field Engineer - installing, maintaining and repairing various Gas & Steam Turbine power plants around the world.
partial list of jobs
GE - Field Engineering Program
GE - Generator Specialist Program
GE - Vibration & Balance School
GE - Startup & Operation School
GE - Generator Testing School
Bently Nevada - Machinery Diagnostics Seminar
Bently Nevada - Adre SXP Training
Timothy J. Ralston, President.
Consulting Engineer - September 1987 - Present
On site consultant for numerous customers assisting in problems and general maintenance of Generators & Gears and Factory witnessing.